Manchester City may make a move for Peter Crouch after the club’s chairman, Thaksin Shinawatra, confirmed that manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was an admirer of the striker.
It is no secret that City are in the hunt to strengthen their attack in the forthcoming January transfer window, when Eriksson will be given about £30m to spend.
“Sven is looking for one striker and one or two midfielders,” admitted Thaksin today. “Sven does like Peter Crouch, very much. But he has yet to decide [whether to make an offer].”
Having started just eight matches in all competitions for Liverpool this season, Crouch has been regularly linked with a move away from Anfield this season.
Thaksin, however, is adamant that City, who are also interested in re-signing the Bolton striker Nicolas Anelka, will not pay over the odds for the player.
“We are looking for good players that are good money, not too expensive,” he said. “I am not in the position to buy everything at any cost. Sven will pick the right person at the right price.”